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urbainable/stadthaltig - Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

urbainable/stadthaltig – Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

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Out now! Accompanying the Berlin exhibition (September 5 until November 22, 2020)

Description

urbainable/stadthaltig
Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

Constant change is what marks the history of the European city. Over centuries, architecture’s reactions to social disruptions—natural disaster, plague, or war—have fashioned the city into an engine of civilization. And bound up with this has been the promise of economic independence, social cohesion, and individual freedom.

Now fundamental challenges, such as climate change, are bringing cities face to face with new transformations that call into question the continuity and sustainability of the ethical foundations underpinning urban ways of life. Bold and decisive steps are needed.

How far can urban planning, landscape planning, and architecture foster the vital processes of change? How can the city offset possible losses caused by altered lifestyles, integrate new technologies, or rehearse new forms of behaviour and ultimately sublimate them into a functioning culture?

In this volume, the members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste Berlin and their invited guests from all over Europe introduce their positions by means of projects, visions, and manifestos. Essays by selected authors with different viewpoints supplement the practical discourse.

Published by Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch, and Jörn Walter on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

With a photoessay by Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk.

The publication is accompanying the exhibition “urbainable – stadthaltig” by the Akademie der Künste from September 5 until November 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Die deutsche Ausgabe dieses Titels finden Sie hier.

Details

Edited by

Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörn Walter on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Essays by

Steffen Braun, Jenny Erpenbeck, Christoph Grafe, Britta Peters, Edzard Reuter, Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörn Walter, and Harald Welzer.

Photo Essay by

Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Project texts by

Fritz Auer, Thomas Auer, Klaus Bollinger, Michael Bräuer, Arno Brandlhuber, Winfried Brenne, Kees Christiaanse, Annette Gigon, Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, Guido Hager, Peter Haimerl, Thomas Herzog, Regine Keller & Christiane Thalgott, Karla Kowalski, Anne Lacaton, Pierre Laconte, Regine Leibinger, Hilde Léon, HG Merz, Günter Nagel, Florian Nagler, Irina Raud, Ian Ritchie, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörg Schlaich, Helmut C. Schulitz, Thomas Sieverts, Enrique Sobejano, Volker Staab, Kjetil T. Thorsen, Marco Venturi, Jörn Walter, and Wilfried Wang.

Language

English

Graphic Design

Heimann + Schwantes, Berlin

Features

Hardback, full color, and thread sewn

Size

21,5 x 27,5 cm

Illustrations

approx. 240

Page count

224 pages

Publication Date

September 2020

ISBN

978-3-96680-010-5

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